Published Nov 06, 2009It still makes us chuckle to think that last year, Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. announced her retirement. Soon after, she joined Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye to rap at the Grammys. And now, there are mumblings of a new album, her third, dropping in 2010.
In a recent interview with Pedestrian.tv [via TwentyFourBit], bass-addicted producer Diplo mentioned that he's "been in the studio with M.I.A. working on her new record." Not only that, but he revealed that the album will sound pretty incredible. "It's like Gucci Mane meets Animal Collective," Diplo said. "I think there are a couple of people [producing] but we're going to finish it off, me and Switch. We've done like four tracks already."
Gucci Mane, for the unfamiliar, is the Atlanta-based T.I. associate who spent most of last year in prison thanks to community service violation. His new album, The State vs. Radric Davis, is dropping in December. The thought of him rapping over Animal Collective atmospherics makes us giddy with joy, so hopefully Diplo's M.I.A. work can meet that same level of excitement.